This stack includes some chemistry graphics that we not included in the earlier freeware stacks. This collection includes lab setups for some standard high school labs as well as some basic equipment (barometer, titration setups, volumetic flask and a few other items). Also includes a series of skectches showing how some of the pictures evolved in a step-by-step way. Also a few periodic tables with ionization energies, atom sizes or electroneg. included. Copy these and use them on your lab handouts and/or class notes.
May 11, 2018 Subject:
media studies student review
This stack is called Chem Graphics II, and it was written by user RonLeMay in 1993. According to the intro screen, Ron LeMay sketched the drawings at Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The title is “Clip Art for Chemistry Teachers #2”. It can be inferred fairly safely that LeMay taught chemistry at Nicolet, and made the HyperCard to share his drawings with other chemistry teachers for classroom use. The use of II and #2 implies that LeMay had made at least one other HyperCard with similar graphics, and perhaps made more after he distributed #2. There are only two buttons- home, and next. The next button takes you through an ordered slideshow of graphics. It isn’t possible to pick a specific graphic to go to, or to peruse the list in a different order. This isn’t a huge hindrance, however, as there aren’t many graphics in the stack. There are diagrams for equipment, like Bunsen burners, and scientific phenomena, like the rate of diffusion. In total, there are sixteen cards, the home card and fifteen graphics. All in all, the stack does what it sets out to do efficiently and effectively, which is provide graphics for chemistry teachers to use in the classroom. From this, we can infer that HyperCards, and this one in particular, were made to be distributed, as the success of Chem Graphics II would be its use by many chemistry teachers at different schools. It also references an intended use of computers as tools to assist education, which this stack is very literally doing.